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Well, I am looking to try out Water cooling, I am looking for the best one out, with a VERY large resivoir. Thanks in advance. Any suggestions would be awsome.


edit: secondly, how much a pain is it to install a wc kit?
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Originally Posted by Chopes
Well, I am looking to try out Water cooling, I am looking for the best one out, with a VERY large resivoir. Thanks in advance. Any suggestions would be awsome.


edit: secondly, how much a pain is it to install a wc kit?
No pain just hours of fun...LOL

Why a kit ?
Why not configure the best components you can afford. Say's someone with a modified kit.
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I'd suggest going custom, and installing it is going to be like installing a heatsink.... just with hoses..... and water... and it can be a pain the the you know what.
post #4 of 12
The reservoir size isn't nearly as important as the the radiator/heater core (obviously) so don't get too hung up on that aspect of it. Another point to be had is that if you are running a Storm block the larger the res and rad the more $$$ you will spend on coolant. They do not recommend water additives for that block due to the limited clearances...they can get easily clogged so you need to use something like Fluid XP or MCT(40 or 5) for bacterial and corrosion control...this stuff isn't cheap and the more you need the more it will cost.
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here this is what i used a byo site
http://www.voyeurmods.com/index.php?...=2&prevstart=0

hyper linke is being ghay
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Don't buy a kit Buying all the parts and putting it together is the same thing. Heres a good setup:
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=21&page=1 TDX block
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=14&page=1 Heatercore if you don't mind looks.
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=14&page=1 CLear dual shroud to go with it.
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=27&page=1 Nice and big res
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...8&cat=7&page=1 Best tubing you can get.
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=11&page=1 Additive
http://www.dangerdenstore.com/produc...&cat=18&page=1 Maze 4 owns
http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...roduct=HD10141 Good pump for a good price.
Enjoy
Like xie said no pain just hours of fun.
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the storm water block will do fine with a regular distilled water/antifreeze mixture, you just have to make sure that there are no other contaminants in your system


and for a big res, this will give you no advantage whatsoever, besides weighing alot and taking up space, as well as giving you more worries about leaks, because i wouldn't trust a large acrylic res in my rig, especially if i planned to move it around to LANs and stuff


here's my list of suggested components:

CPU: Swiftech Storm ($60) or Apogee ($50)
GPU: DD Maze 4 w/ Acetal top ($45)
Rad: BIX II ($60)
Pump: D5/MCP655 ($75)
Tubing: Masterkleer 1/2" ID x 3/4" OD (<$10 for 10ft at www.mcmaster.com)
Fluids: Distilled water w/ either 10% antifreeze or 1/3 bottle of swiftech HydrX

then just run a simple t-line & fillport for filling/bleeding the system

for hose clamps run down to the local hardware store and get some wide-band 7/8" max. ID worm drive hose clamps
    
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Hrm, ok seeing as you can buy parts seprately, is what crimson posted the best pump & others you can get. I am looking to get top-top of the line material no "sale" items if you know what I mean.




How many hours will it take to setup the wc by the way?
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Originally Posted by Chopes
Hrm, ok seeing as you can buy parts seprately, is what crimson posted the best pump & others you can get. I am looking to get top-top of the line material no "sale" items if you know what I mean.




How many hours will it take to setup the wc by the way?
Your first time will take 2-3 hours roughly depending on if you have to take everything apart.
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And is the list of parts you gave me top of the line stuff?
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